Living through the Storms of Life.
Mark 4:35-41 (NIV)
What storms reveal to us...
1. OUR STORMS ARE USED TO REVEAL OUR SAVIOR.
2. STORMS REVEAL TO US OUR OWN CHARACTER.
3. STORMS BRING US CLOSER TO JESUS.
1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
2 Corinthians 1:8-9 (NIV)
...We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.9 Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
4. Jesus can calm the storm or he may just choose to calm you.
2 Corinthians 12:7-9 (NIV)
...in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
5. No matter what the circumstances are, with Jesus you will make it through.
Isaiah 43:2-7 (MSG)
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—Because I am God, your personal God... I paid a huge price for you... That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you!... “So don’t be afraid: I’m with you...